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Ribbon Cutting at American University’s Newest Building

The School of International Service Building is a Transparent Hub of Connectivity and a Campus Catalyst May 19, 2010, Washington, DC – William McDonough + Partners is proud to announce that a ceremonial ribbon cutting was held last Friday by the Board of Trustees of American University (AU) to celebrate the university’s new School of International Service (SIS) building. The 75,000-square-foot project, which includes classrooms, offices, student cafe, underground parking and a library expansion, will officially …

Greenbridge Team Builds a Prototype for Eco-Friendly Urban Development

“I would be willing to make a very large bet that this structure is going to set a complete new standard for green building in North Carolina,” says Markus Wilhelm, pointing to the Greenbridge mixed-use development in downtown Chapel Hill.” Article here: 2010 MayJune NC Construction News_Greenbridge feature.pdf

VMware Corporate Campus Honored by City of Palo Alto for Excellence in Design

William McDonough + Partners is proud to announce that the City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board has recognized the VMware Corporate Campus for exemplary design. The Review Board selected five projects constructed within the past five years; the winners were nominated by members of the Palo Alto community. The 460,000-square-foot corporate “campus-in-a-forest” is located within the woodland setting of Palo Alto’s prestigious Stanford Research Park. Five two-story buildings are linked by outdoor garden spaces and …

Park 2020 Wins ASLA Award

The Park 2020 Master Plan has received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The master plan architects were William McDonough + Partners, working in collaboration with landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz. According to the 2010 professional awards jury, The project is “truly a beautifully executed study, which integrates many programmatic uses with Bold gestures of design, and responds to all aspects of sustainability, sensitive site planning, and cultural integration.”

Congratulations to Woods Hole Research Center on Wind Turbine

As the nation’s first offshore wind farm gains approval nearby, we offer congratulations to the Woods Hole Research Center, which late last summer finished construction on their wind turbine. William McDonough + Partners worked with the Center starting in 2002 to develop a new facility and renovate an existing one. This client had a long term vision, and the wind turbine’s installation is just the latest chapter. You can learn more about the project in …

Bill McDonough Celebrates Earth Day @ MIT, following lectures at American University School of International Service and the RPA in NYC

Bill McDonough spoke at MIT today; the Colloquium is sponsored by the MIT Energy Initiative. On Tuesday, he spoke at the American University School of International Service; a new building designed by William McDonough + Partners with Quinn Evans Architects is under construction now. On Monday, Bill keynoted the Regional Planning Association’s annual Assembly.

NASA Sustainability Base on the cover of Buildings magazine

Buildings magazine featured the NASA Sustainability Base, for which William McDonough + Partners is the Design Architect, in its April issue (and on its cover). Here’s an excerpt: According to Kevin Burke, partner and director of practice for WM+P, McDonough wondered what would happen if they focused NASA’s intelligence on developing a project on earth (and joked that the project’s tagline would be “We Come in Peace”). But joke became reality as WM+P, collaborating with AECOM, …

McDonough @ American University School of International Service

On April 19, Bill McDonough kicks of Earth Day week with a speech on campus at American University, where the new facility for the School of International Service, designed by William McDonough + Partners with Quinn Evans Architects, is nearing completion. Bill talk about “Waging Peace: The New SIS Building, Ecological Sanity and International Relations.”